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"Your enemies are in for a big surprise with the Giga Tesla, the foul-tempered big brother of the Tesla family. When an enemy so much as scratches the paint on your Town Hall, sizzling Electrickery will blast them away leaving the air tasting faintly like coconut... and metal."

Giga Tesla1
Level 1
Giga Tesla2
Level 2
Giga Tesla3
Level 3
Giga Tesla4
Level 4
Giga Tesla5
Level 5

Summary

  • Town Hall level 12 is the only Town Hall to sport one of these Giga Teslas. A level 1 Giga Tesla is already built-in with the Town Hall when the Town Hall level 12 upgrade is completed.
  • The Giga Tesla deals very high damage per second to multiple targets at once. It only emerges when the Town Hall is damaged (either by troop or by spell), or when 51% of the base is destroyed.
  • Before the Giga Tesla emerges, the Town Hall is not treated as a defensive building in battle, and defense-targeting troops like Giants will not attack it while other defenses remain. Once the Giga Tesla is active, these troops will be able to target the Town Hall alongside the existing defenses.
  • When upgraded to level 5, the Giga Tesla, in addition to dealing its normal damage, also doubles as a bomb of sorts, which explodes when the Town Hall is destroyed, similar to how the Bomb Tower acts when destroyed.
  • The levels of the Giga Tesla are denoted by the number of stars that can be seen when tapping on a Town Hall 12. Roman numerals on the side of the Town Hall also show the level of the Giga Tesla inside.

Strategy and Tips

  • The Giga Tesla can be extremely dangerous, especially when upgraded to target three or even four troops at a time; it can be compared to a multi-targeting Inferno Tower damage-wise, but with much greater force. You could consider using a Freeze Spell on the Giga Tesla to stop it from wreaking havoc on your troops.
  • Sometimes it is bad for the Giga Tesla to be triggered as then defense-targeting troops (e.g. Giants, Balloons, Golems) can then attack the Town Hall. It is good to have a single-target Inferno Tower nearby to counteract this.
  • It can be useful to use a single Earthquake Spell to activate the Giga Tesla so that defense-targeting troops such as Balloons can path towards and target the Town Hall. This is often best done when these troops are close to the Town Hall so that the Giga Tesla gets less time to fire upon these troops.
  • A Healing Spell can be deployed on troops being attacked by a Giga Tesla to mitigate most (if not all) of the damage.
  • Like the multi-target Inferno Tower, the Giga Tesla will not be able to use its full damage output if attacking only a single-target. This means Queen Charges attacking the Town Hall (if not protected by any other defenses) will usually be able to take it down as long as the Healers stay out of range. However, higher-level Giga Teslas can do more damage than the Healers can heal by themselves, so a Rage Spell may be required to boost their output.
  • When going against a level 5 Giga Tesla, be prepared for its explosion if you destroy it, as it can easily wipe out many smaller troops, including Bowlers and Balloons, and also significantly hurt your larger troops and heroes. The Grand Warden's Eternal Tome ability can be useful to prevent the explosion damage from damaging your troops.
    • Miners will be able to burrow before the explosion occurs, so they will be safe unless they resurface too early, which makes them an amazing counter to take down the Town Hall.
    • The explosion radius, while significant, is smaller than the range of the Giga Tesla. Long-ranged units like the Archer Queen can stay clear of the blast if they do not move towards the Town Hall before it explodes, so keep this in mind if you are sniping a Town Hall 12.
    • If the Town Hall is isolated with a large empty space around it, as is usually the case in anti-2-star bases, it can often be useful to allow a lone Wall Wrecker or Battle Blimp (loaded with high damage Clan Castle troops, such as P.E.K.K.As, Valkyries or Balloons) to target the Town Hall while the rest of the army can be used to clear the buildings around the sides. If you manage to take down the Town Hall with the Siege Machine, the explosion will likely only affect any Clan Castle troops you used to take it down, and you can use the Warden's ability elsewhere (against the Eagle Artillery, for example).

Upgrade Differences

  • After each upgrade, the Roman numerals on the battery of the Town Hall change accordingly to the Giga Tesla's level.
  • The Giga Tesla changes when upgraded.
    • At level 1, when activated, the trap door opens and a small Tesla rod pops up with occasional electricity pulsing up. The inside of the Town Hall is brightly lit up by blue.
    • At level 2, the rod turns into gold and gains a gold ring around the top of it.
    • At levels 3 and 4, when activated, electricity now sparks and emits from the golden ring on each side of the roof of the Town Hall.
    • At level 5, when activated, the big trap door slides out and the Tesla is now lifted by a rod again, the rod has a golden ring around it. The Tesla has is now a large ball of metal with six bumps at the top with occasional electricity pulsing up, it is separated at the midsection. When the Town Hall is destroyed, the metal ball falls down to the ground after which it shakes vigorously and glows bluer before it electrically explodes.

Statistics

Level
Level
Damage per Second per Target
Damage
Damage per Shot per Target
Damage
Number of Targets
Favorite Target
Damage when Destroyed
Death Damage
Cost
Gold
Build Time
Time
Experience Gained
Experience
Town Hall Level Required
Town Hall
1 100 50 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A 12
2 120 60 2 N/A 3,000,000 1d 293 12
3 120 60 3 N/A 4,200,000 2d 415 12
4 140 70 3 N/A 5,600,000 3d 509 12
5 140 70 4 500 7,000,000 4d 587 12
Hitpoints Hitpoints Range Range Attack Speed Attack Speed Unit Type Targeted Favorite Target
7,500 10 0.5s Ground & Air

History

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Giga Tesla Bomb

  • The Giga Tesla was introduced with the level 12 Town Hall in June 11, 2018 update.
  • In June 18, 2019 update, the Builder Boost perk from the Gold Pass now correctly affects Giga Tesla upgrades.
  • The August 27, 2019 optional update show correct Town Hall 12 weapon level in Village previews and in Player profile.
  • The December 9, 2021 update reduced the upgrade costs of level 2-5 Giga Teslas.
  • The September 28, 2023 balance changes reduced the DPS of the Giga Tesla by 20%.
  • The June 3, 2024 balance changes reduced the DPS of the Giga Tesla by 20 at each level, and also halved the damage when destroyed at level 5 (to 500 from 1,000).

Trivia

  • The level 5 Giga Tesla represents a bigger version of the level 10 Hidden Tesla.
  • It is one of three defenses to do explosive damage when destroyed, the other being the Bomb Tower and the Giga Inferno.
  • It is one of three defenses to simultaneously target multiple non-adjacent troops, the others being the Inferno Tower (in multi-target mode), and the Giga Inferno.
  • The Giga Tesla could possibly be inspired by this idea.
  • Like the Clock Tower, Star Laboratory, and Giga Inferno, there are Roman numerals on the building that indicate its level.
  • Its triggering criteria could be inspired by the Clash Royale King's Tower: either taking damage or certain buildings are destroyed (in Clash Royale's case, a Princess Tower).
  • If the Giga Tesla is being upgraded, it does not defend, nor would it cause the Town Hall to pull defense-targeting troops.
  • When you upgrade Town Hall from level 12 to level 13, the Giga Inferno replaces the Giga Tesla.
  • The last part of the description is a reference to Iron Man 2, as when Tony Stark puts his new element in his Arc Reactor he says "Ugh... That tastes like coconut... and metal."
  • A bug exists when a level 3-5 Giga Tesla attacks similar to a level 1-2 Giga Tesla in its short clip on the info attacking 2 targets at once, but on battle, the levels 3-5 Giga Tesla attack normally.
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